Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

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  • Easy hike full of natural beauty and history. Be sure to Pack plenty of water and wear a hat and good shoes hiking poles also recommended to avoid slipping on loose stones.  more »
  • The three mile round trip hike will require two hours. Be sure to bring water you will be happy you did. The trail is not overly challenging take your time and enjoy the area around you. I would sugge...  more »
  • I loved the fact that we were able to hike through ruins to get to the fort. It was a beautiful hike. There were no other hikers with us so we had the place to ourselves. It’s a nice 3 mile round trip...  more »
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  • Three mile walk round trip from the parking area off of the dirt road. The trail is filled with wonder and historical sites. Bring water and good shoes. Fort Bowie is serviced by rangers who have homes an 1/8 mile from the site. Bathrooms at fort. No water -- I believe.
  • Excellent hike for all ages in decent hiking shape. Visitors center is nice and informative. Well kept grounds and clean restrooms. Off the beaten path and worth taking the kids and those looking for a day trip.
  • Really cool place, if you like to hike. Take water with you. Their mile markers are off. It said 1.25 miles to Visitor Center, so it would be 2.5 round trip. It's actually 4-4.5 mile round trip. They do have access to drive handicap people up to the fort.
  • A wonderful experience! We hadn't done enough research so we didn't know there was a hike to get to the actual fort, but it was worth it for sure! Bring water, and snacks if you have kids. It's 1.5 miles to the fort with lots of stops on the way.
  • Fantastic site. Glad we visited during the winter...little shade along the way might make it an uncomfortable visit in the warmer months. The three-mile (round trip) hike to the fort ruins and back, plus time to read the interpretive signs and check out the museum, took us (family with kids) about three hours. We were glad to have taken plenty of water. Ranger at the museum was friendly and knowledgeable. She helped us better understand the importance of the fort during the period it was active.
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